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olverines Ring Down

Curtain Against Buckeyes

Varsity Favored To Win
Over Once-Beaten OSU
Invaders Discard Famed Razzle-Dazzle
For Straight Football Under Brown

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(Continued from Page 1)
Cunningham are the seniors who will
be' making their final appearance in
a Michigan uniform. Two more se-
niors must be added to the list, Joe
Rogers, whose gridiron career came
to an abrupt end as a result of a spin-
al injury incurred in the Gopher tilt,
and Norm Call, whose pre-season in-
jury has iept him out of action all
The members of the betting gentry
who make their living from these grid
battles have established the home
team as a 2-1 favorite over the Col-
umbus invaders, despite the fact that
both outfits show identical won and
lost records.
Impressive Records
So far this season the Wolverines
have trampled Michigan State, Iowa,
Pitt, Northwestern, Illinois and Col-
umbia. Ohio tate can point to vic-
tories over Missouri, Southern Cali-
fornia, Purdue, Pitt, Wisconsin, Illi-
nois, while their lone defeat was sus-t,'
tained at the hands of Northwestern.
When Paul Brown leads ?the Buck-
eyes onto the field today, it will mark I
his first appearance in Ann Arbor at
the helm of the Scarlet and Gray. The
Buckeye mentor, taken from the high
school, ranks, has turned in an im-
pressivg performance since the time,
he too over the reins of the dis-
sension-ridden Scarlet band last
The 32 year old coach has dis-
carded all of the 'razzle-dazzle that
formerly marked Ohio State teams
under the tutelage of Francis
Schmidt; and has turned to funda-
mentals to bring the Columbus aggre-
gation back to the football peaks. Ac-
cordingly, the huge crowni which will

jam the mammoth Stadium will beI
treated to the sight of an Ohio State
team relying on power and straight
football instead of the deception and
galaxy of lateral passes that haveso
long been associated with the Bucks.,
Uraf And Fisher Lead Bucks
The invaders will base their run-
ning attack on the strong' legs of
fullback Jack Graf and halfback Dick
Fisher, operating from both the single!
and double wingback formations.!
Graf will be unable to handle the
punting chores because of a knee in-
jury, however, and Fisher will do the
booting for the Ohio State crew.N
Both lines average.200 pounds with

(Cophers, Dike
Risk Records
Irish Face Southern Cal;
Wildcats Meet Illinois '
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. --A'}- Col-
lege fooaball nears the end of its 1941
trail tomorrow with a nation-wide
schedule that is not long but one thatI
is packed with possibilities.
For instance, there's the Wiscon-
sin-Minnesota encounter at Minne-
apolis. The Gophers are on top of
the national standings and need their
17th victory over a span.of three years
to stay there. The Badgers haven't
much to show in the winning columnI
but they've exploded plenty of scor-
ing power at times-an item lacking
until last week in Minnesota's drive.
And down South, Duke also will
strive to protect a perfect record and
a possible bowl bid against a weak
North Carolina State eleven.
It's tradition in the East, with1

Ten Senior Gridders Play Last
Game On Stadium Turf Today
Co"ti""ed from Page 1) weighs 183 pounds ... a fast charger
and a good blocker ... one of the best
z Affable Paul Brto' igan runs.. . most commendable per liked players on the team.
formance was during the Pittsburgh' Joe Rogers: Michigan's number one
0 Stresses Fundamentals 'ae n pun n tgm
game. [ end up until the Minnesota game .. .
Bill Melzow: Has become known asisuffered backyinjury in Gohper tilt
By AL WILSON I the man with the educated toe . . which ended playing days at Mihi-
Daily Sports Editor In the Columbia game kicked four Norm Call: Flashy halfback who
* , * * out of four . . . has been Crisler's was injured in pre-season drills .
PRECISION was the dominant keynote yesterday as soft-spoken Paul guard insurance for three years. a great runner and was counted on
Brown sent his calmly determined Ohio State gridmen through their Bob Flora: One of the most popu- to supply. the Wolverines with speed
final pre-game workout before a handful of spectators and 85,000 empty lar fxllows on the squad. . . third year Iing that injuries have kept him out
seats in Michigan's vast stadium. as regular . . . Michigan's heaviest of action.
The schedule called for the Buckeyes to stage their final practice at lineman weighing 216 pounds.
2 p.m. and leave 45 minutes later for Dearborn to spend the night. As Ted Kennedy: Had the misfortune
the Carillon Tower pealed off its second stroke the Bucks strolled off of competing with a potential All- Westfall, Ingalls Honored
their special train outside the stadium gates, exactly 10 minutes later American . . . starting center on any Bob Westfall and Bob Ingalls were
were in uniform. With almost military crispness and efficiency they other Vam in the nation . . . always named on the first team of the United
snapped through a light warmup drill, then back to the dressini room. plays with his shirt sleeves rolled up. Press All-Conference outfit yester-
Fifteen minutes short of 3 p.m. they were clambering into the three big Al Thomas: One of the best broken day.. Al Wistert, Merv Pregulman
blue and white busses which were waiting to speed them to their game- field runners on the team... his first and Tom Kuzma received second
eve headquarters. That's the way 'Paul Brown works. year out for football . . . shows plenty team places.
B UT FOR ALL his insistence on time-saving detail, efficiency. and general of speed.
workmanlike-attitude, Coach Brown is one of the finest guys in this fight despite the fact that he only "lu '
world of sports-or outside it.


a slight edge
Buckeye way,

tipping the cale the
while the Wolverines

Fordham still hoping to get a bowl
bid and Harvard looking for the Big
Three ,title. The Rams, who slipped
at Pittsburgh two weeks ago, meet
St. Mary's, the eleven that spoiled

can boast just as meager an advan-
tage in the backfield at an average of
185 pounds.}
Michigan will enter the fray in top
physical shape. Ohio state, on the
other hand, will have to do without
the services of regular end PeterI
Hershber er and second-string center
Earl Martin, both of whom will sit
this one out because of injuries.
Probable Lineups

their perfect record' last year while Displaying the same likeable personality, the same magnetic ap-
Harvard, already victorious over peal which so completely won over the admiration of the entire Ohio
Princeton, tangles with a woefully State University, from football *eam to students to alumni, last winter
weak Yale team. when he succeeded Francis Schmidt in the Buckeye coaching saddle,
Notre Dame risks its unbeaten but young Paul Brown was just a regular fellow at practice yesterday.
once-tied record against Southern HIRTY MINUTES with the affable mentor leave you impressed with his
California with a capacity crowed in
proect at South B dee te straightforward sinc'erity. his willingness to answer questions, even to
West Coast eleven's unimpressive volunteer other interesting pertinent information.




record. Thrice-beaten Northwestern.
still rated one of the nation's 10 best,
takes on Bob Zuppke's last Illinois
team and Purdue and Indiana fight
for the Old Oaken Bucket.
With the Texas Aggies and Texas
resting for their encounter next
Thursday, the Southwest's interest
will be focused on Baylor and S.M.U.,
T.C.U. and Rice, Marquette and
Oklahoma and Missouri and Kansas.
Top games on the West Coast are1
Oregon and Washington, and Santa
I Clara knd U.C.L.A.

-- -

If It's An Athletic Career Man
You Want, Just Yell For Munn

"And 80,000 fans cried out: 'Munri!
Munn! Munn!'"
-The above is a direct quote from
Bob Ingalls, who tries to bait Line
Coach Clarence (Biggie) :)Munn with
it every now and again during prac-
tice sessions. And everybody laughs
at Clarence and is very jolly, and
Biggie laughs too and in fact more
than anyone,' because what Ingalls
has uttered in such a joking man-
..er is nothing but the truth.
Astounding Athletic History
A goodly percentage of the stu-
dentry are no doubt aware that Clar-
ence Munn is the gent who each fall
fashions one of the better forward
walls in the nation as his contribu-
tion to Wolverine grid fortunes But
few indeed are familiar with the as-
tounding athletic history of the man.'
Biggie Munn is shaped more or less
along cubical lines and concentrates
225 pounds on a five foot eight inch
frame. He looks like a slow moving
cookie on sight. But one day last
year Ralph Fritz and Milo Sukup
were horsing around a bit tog much
in practice and Munn hopped in at
defensive guard and told them to
drive him out of the next play.
It was awful what he did to those
two All-Conference guards. Biggie
was across the line almost before the

ball left the center's hands, Fritz was
sprawled on the turf and Sukie had
a did-you-get-his-licensenumber look
in his eyes. Biggie Mu n moves fast.
Which qombination of speed and
tonnage is without doubt the reason
why he was All-Conference guard
from Minnesota in both 1930 and
1931. In 1931 Munn was captain of
his team, an unanimous All-American,
choice and was presented with the
Chicago Tribune Award, which is
annually given to the most valuable
player in the Big Ten.
Dwell a bit on this last fact,
friends. Linemen never win the Chi-
cago Tribune Award. Only star
backs like Jay Berwanger 'and Nile
Kinnick and Tommy Harmon do.
Never linemen. But Biggie Munn
got it in 1931 and he played guard.
Didn't Just Play Guard
Maybe it's becausehe didn't just
play guard. At one time or another
in college he played every position
but end, center and quarterback. And
he was always pulled out of the line
to do the team's punting. Long, high
60 yard skyscrapers he used to boom
out and still does on occasion.,
Nor was Clarenci Munn just a one
sport man. At innesota he was
also All-Conference shot put champ,
Today Bob Ingalls may chant again
for the last time, "And 80,000 fans
cried out: 'Munn! Munn! Munn!'"
And Biggie Munn will laugh again.

Bucks Boast
Star Booter
It may be a very good thing that'
Michigan'sbgrid coach, Fritz Crisler,
has at last developed a superior place-
kicker in Bill Melzow, for this after-
noon the Wolverines may need those
points-after-touchdown. The Buck-
eyes have come up with a boy pos-
sessing a toe educated to a very high
degree in the difficult art of kicking
a pigskin between the goal posts,
said boy being a sophomore end by
the name of Leon Schoenbaum.
Getting his first real break when
he was advanced to the first team to
take the place of Charley Anderson,
whom Coach Paul Brown had dis-
missed from the squad for an in-
fraction of training rules, Schoen-
baum quickly proved himself to be
quite a capableend. He is a very
good pa~s receiver, and his speed en-
ables him to get down the field very
fast under punts to get in those tack-
les which are so necessary to the de-
fensive play of a good end.
Still lacking some in experience,
Schoenbaum's defensive play is rug-
ged, if not polished, but he has
proved that he learns very fast from
experience, and he has improved to
such an extent over his early-sea-
son play that grid experts have, pre-
dicted he will be as good as Charley
Anderson, who was reputedly one of
the best ends in the Conference.
But the attribute which makes
Schoenbaum the scourge of every

The 32-year-old coach had every right to be nervous, perhaps a bit
irritable, in this situation. Certainly he was anxious to see that his
charges received every benefit to be derived from last minute instruc-
tions. Certainly he must have been on edge facing the biggest assign-
ment of his young, yet incredibly successful, coaching career. But he
still found time to treat the assembled strangers with the utmost cordi-
I ality.I
"OUR BOYS PLAY TO WIN." Coach Brown grinned, "but they also play
for the fun they get out of it." Nor was this just talk. It was borne
out in full by 35 enthusiastic Buckeyes who laughed and shouted and kidded
as if they hadn't a care in the world. These weren't boys worrying about
their participation in the nation's number 'one football game before the
country's largest crowd. They were just big, husky lads having a heck of a
good time.
Spicing his words with typical collegiate expressions, Brown dis-
coursed at random, dwelling on whtever subjects his listeners desired
"My biggest problem on arriving at OSU," Brown guessed, "was
changing the boys idea of a workable offense . . . when I arrived they
didn't think a play had a chance of succeeding unless it changed hands
at least four times . . . we played Missouri in the opener with only 16
plays, four passes and a punt in our play selection . . . but we beat
their brains out on pure fundamen.tals and power and won, 12-7, making
14 first downs to their eight."
"COURSE, WE'VE ADDED a lot since then," the affable mentor continued,
"but we still rely on perfect execution rather than haphazard deception
we average about four to ten passes per game, I guess . . . we're pretty
thin in a lot of spots, too, as you'll see tomorrow . . . really we're not as
good as our record shows . . . we just skinned by Pitt . . . caught 'em fore
they busted loose, I guess . . . 'n Illinois nearly beat us too . . . I'm not
kidding, as you'll see tomorrow . . . we've gone a long ways on attitude and
pure fight . . . I've got a great bunch of kids, though, high-spirited and
I There was lots more, too. Intimate stuff about Illinois, the susien-
sion of Charley Anderson, Western Conference coaching, etc....but
most of it was prefaced with the request that it be kept off the record.
So it will be.
BY THIS TIME, observers were beginning to feel just a little bit sorry for
those undermanned Ohio Staters. But just then, 35 perfectly sount,
healthy reasons why Michigan should not be heavily favored, charged into
the runway, ending the interview. They weren't the least bit worried. May-
, be they don't read the newspapers.


amazing ability to place-kick. The
long, lanky end usually does the
kicking-off, always putting the ball
out-of-bounds or into the end zone.
So far this year, Schoenbaum has
tried 22 placekicks for the point-
after-touchdown and has made 11 of
them. This does not give a true in-
dication of the sophomore's ability,
however, for several of his kicks were
blocked, which was obviously not his
fault, and twice he had to kick over
because Ohio State was offside on
the play.


VOL. LII. No. 47
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
membersof the University.
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular meeting of the faculty will be
held on Monday,'November 24, in the
University Elementary School Li-
brary. Tea will be served at 3:45 p.m.
and meeting will convene at 4:15 p.m.
School of Education, School of
Music, College of Architecture and
Design: Midsemester reports indi-
cating students enrolled in these
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